Happy Anniversary to my wife, Marie! Last night to celebrate we got a babysitter and planned an evening out in Silver Spring.
Following the advice of Spousonomics (a good new blog on the economics of being a spouse), we tried to do something different and active (see their post on making date night count). So we headed over to the new ice skating rink in downtown Silver Spring. As we approached we heard a loud alarm. We found a car alarm just 50 ft from the rink was going off (boo negative externalities). Seeing (hearing?) no end in site to the alarm we headed to the local irish pub (McGinity's) for a pint of Guinness the beer from our first date. After a big bowl of stew and a pint, we checked out the swing dancing in the next room.
It turned out to be free and about our style (5 couples or so and varying levels of skill). So I spun my wife around the dance floor. So while we have been dancing many time before, we haven't been in too long.
So it was a good night and I'm looking forward to many more.